T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters
T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

If 2021 kills fast fashion, Hong Kong’s garment industry could come back to life

  • Once a major employer and trade component of Hong Kong’s economy, the remains of the rag trade is still deeply rooted in Kowloon
  • Imported fast fashion is fast becoming old fashioned, opening up opportunities for Hong Kong to re-establish itself as Asia’s fashion hub

T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters
T-shirts at Hong Kong’s first Gap Store in Central. Photo: Reuters
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Neil Newman

Neil Newman

Neil Newman is a thematic portfolio strategist focused on pan-Asian equity markets. Experienced in the major global financial centres of Tokyo, London and New York, he is a regular commentator on commercial investment strategies that suit constantly changing investor trends. He is a long-term resident of Hong Kong.